First 5 Years

Dig Into Summer Reading

BPL - First Five Years Songs and Rhymes: Brer Rabbit, gate figures at BPL Cental Library

 

 

"Dig" into these scrumptious summer reading titles.  Have a wonderful fun-filled adventure.

 

Babies

Book Jacket: Kiss, Tickle, Cuddle, Hug
Kiss, Tickle, Cuddle, Hug
by Susan Musgrave
ISBN: 9781459801639
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My Family
This is Mama, kind and dear. Point to thumb.
This is Papa standing near. Point to index finger.
This is brother, see how tall. Point to middle finger.
This is sister, not so tall. Point to ring finger.
This is baby, sweet and small. Point to pinky.
This is the family, one and all. Wiggle all the fingers

 

Book Jacket: YAWN
YAWN
by Sally Symes
ISBN: 9780763657253
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Before I Jump Into Bed At Night
Before I jump into bed at night,  Jump
Before my mom turns out the light. Switch off light
I put my shoes together,  Fists together
So they can talk at night. Hands make a talking motion
I'm sure they would be lonesome, Frown
If I tossed them here or there. Toss
So I put them close together, Fists together
For they're a friendly pair. Fists together

 

Toddler

Book Jacket: Dinosaur Dig
Dinosaur Dig
by Penny Dale
ISBN: 9780763662707
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Animals In the Zoo
(sung to Wheels on the Bus)
Lions in the zoo go roar, roar, roar. All day long. Pretent to roar like a lion.
Snakes in the zoo go sss,sss,sss. 
All day long.
Pretend to hiss like a snake.
Turtles in the zoo go snap, snap, snap. All day long. Clap hands.
Hippos in the zoo they play in the water, play in the water, play in the water all day long. Pretend to swim.
Zebras in the zoo go neigh, neigh, neigh all day long. Hold up hands by head to form zebra ears.
Book Jacket: ZooBorns!
ZooBorns!
by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland
ISBN: 9781442443297
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Five Enormous Dinosaurs
Five enormous dinosaurs, letting out a roar. Cup hands around mouth and roar.
One went away, and then there were four. Hold one finger up and hide it. Show four fingers.
Four enormous dinosaurs, munching on a tree, Pretend to grab leaves from a tree.
One went away, and now there are three. Hold one finger up and hide it. Show three fingers.
Three enormous dinosaurs, didn't know what to do. Hold hands up.
One went away and then there were two. Hold one finger up and hide it. Show two fingers.
Two enormous dinosaurs, having lots of fun. Hold hands up.
One went away and now there's just one. Hold one finger up and hide it. Show one finger.
One enormous dinosaur, afraid to be a hero. Place hands on face as if afraid.
He went away and now there are zero. Hold hands up.

 

Preschool

Book Jacket: The Ugly Vegetables
The Ugly Vegetables
by Grace Lin
ISBN: 0881063363
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Seeds
This is the way we did the hole, dig the hole, dig the hole so that the plant can grow.
(Pretend to dig with a shovel.)
This is the way we place the seed, place the seed, place the seed, so that the plant can grow.
(Pretend to place seed in the hole.)
This is the way you cover the hole, cover the cover the hole, so that the plant can grow.
(Pretend to cover the hole with dirt.)
This is the way we water the ground, water the ground, water the ground, so that the plant can grow.
(Pretend to water the ground.)
This is the way the sun shines, sun shines, sun shines so that the plant can grow.
(Hold hands in the air.)
Book Jacket: One Bean
One Bean
by Anne Rockwell
ISBN: 0802775721
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Beans
(sung to 10 Little Indians)
One little, two little, three little beans,
Four little, five little, six little beans,
Seven little, eight little, nine little beans,
Ten little beans are planted.
 
One little, two little, three little beans,
Four little, five little, six little beans,
Seven little, eight little, nine little beans,
Ten little beans are watered.
 
One little, two little, three little beans,
Four little, five little, six little beans,
Seven little, eight little, nine little beans,
Ten little beans are growing.